Friday, April 16, 2010

~Whoot Whoot I'm raising the roof!!! Look what I made now~

Remember this????  What WAS the Big Mystery!!!


I'm doing the happy dance.....  Can't you just see me???  I'm so happy I'm jumping for joy....  Are you wondering why I'm doing the happy dance???  Well, come take a look...  But first, do y'all know Ana from Knock Off Wood?  If you don't then you don't know what you're missing.  You have to visit her blog.  She's incredible....I've been looking for a console (couch) table for a while, but I could never find one I liked.  Well, I found some I liked, but I didn't like the price.  I went over to Ana's and found a couch table I loved.  I decided to make one.  Yep, I made one (by myself)!  I made candle sticks, so why not make a couch table, right?

This post has lots of photos!!!

Now let's take a look at what I made, shall we??

This is from Ana's blog! I started with this photo and printed the instructions!


I went and bought all the wood and nails. 


Then I went to work and followed Ana's instructions step by step!  Very easy!

Here are the legs...

Base of the table.  Boy, is our shop messy.  Time to clean it up.

Putting the top on!

Here she is finished....  Well almost..  Still have work to do, but I'm one happy camper!!!
(silly photo, but keeping it real.  Now think Pointer Sisters and sing with me)  I'm so excited...and I just can't hide it...I'm about to lose control and I think I like it...Oh yeah!


Now that you've stopped laughing at the photo above here's another view of just the table.

I'm sanding!  Lots and lots of sanding....

I primed it and then painted.
I used a brown satin finish.



See my candle sticks?  Very pretty as well..



I didn't want to put a runner on it.  I will later!



It only took me about 4 hours to make, and it cost about $40.00.  The finishing is what took me the longest!!!  I hope you like my couch table.  I know I sure do, and I made it without the help of my hubby, A.K.A. "The Drill Sargent" (O.K. he did tell me about safety, safety, safety, and sand, sand, sand, and then sand some more)!!! 

What should I build next?  Maybe a house??? Yea right!!!

One last photo of me jumping for joy!!!



While you are here check out my daughter's blog!  It's pretty cool...

Carefreeblonde.com






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78 comments:

Jennifer said...

Fabulous....takes some talent to use power tools...good for you!

Tasha said...

That is so so SOOOOO awesome. I love her blog too. I just have never tried to make anything from it. I am WAY impressed. Love it too. It is simply gorgeous. Amazing.

Jingle said...

I am impressed! Great job on your table!!! It looks fantastic!

Kellie said...

I love it. What a difference a can of paint can make. You changed the look totally. Your grass is so green. Any secrets to that? JEALOUS over here.

TidyMom said...

GET OUT!!!! THAT's FABULOUS!! Great job!!

Thanks for linking up to I'm Lovin' It! Have a GREAT weekend!

Mama Thompson said...

Holy cow...GOOD JOB...it looks so great! You have inspired me to build the entry table that is in my head but I can't find anywhere because of the size I need...

♥ Calamity Anne ♥ said...

WOW!!! Fantastic job...and soooo professional looking!

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

wow! Looks fantastic! you really did a great job, That Anna is bringing DIY to a WHOLE new level for the blogging world! {I'm still too chicken to try to "build" something}

Kelli said...

I LOVE this! I'm so impressed! I need one just like it, and I know RIGHT where to put it. :)

Laurie said...

You.are.awesome. Beautiful job!!!

Leanne said...

You rock, Lori. It looks amazing. I'll dance with you. Great job!

BradandMichelle said...

It looks great! I see so many things on Ana's site that I want to make, but am in dire need of more power tools! Congrats on the gorgeously made table!

Shayna Mills said...

It looks fabulous and how you have it decorated with everything just really makes me smile! Great job!

Kim@Simply Domestic said...

Wow! Amazing! You did a great job! I found you from New Friend Friday. Count me as a follower!:)

Sandra said...

Great job, it looks fantastic!

BonjourRomance said...

Wow Lori! You did a fantastic job! The table looks so professional, perhaps a new business is on the horizon for you. I can't believe you created this in only 4 hours - congratulations. And no I did not laugh at you jumping for joy and doing the happy dance! Bravo my talented power tool wielding friend!
Happy weekend!
Mimi

Tina said...

Woah, girl! I am beyond impressed! It looks great! I love the way it looks with the finishing touches - the mirror, seashells and candle sticks. I tip my hat to you!

Darcie said...

Lori... seriously speechless...it is absolutely gorgeous. You should be so proud...seriously proud!!!

Lynn said...

Lori, your couch table is absolutely beautiful!! You did a gorgeous job on it!! There still is some hope for me I think to be able to build something like that down the road!!

Blessings,
~Lynn

Veronica said...

That turned out great.

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

wow. i am impressed. stunning table!

-K said...

Looks great. I'm your newest follower from New Friend Friday at The Girl Creative. I love you blog. Can't wait to read more.

-K
http://mypottyseat.blogspot.com/

Shel at Dreamy Nest said...

Woohoo! That is awesome!! Great job - and it only took you 4 hours!? Wow! Amazing!! This is inspiring. I love Ana at Knock off Wood - she rocks - and you do too!

Melissa said...

Way, way, way too cool!!

Lara said...

That's awesome!! I would love to be able to build things!!

Following from New Friend Friday! Hope you'll stop by sometime!

Kristi said...

It looks great! I'm planning to try the Farmhouse Bed, but I think I'll try this first since it's a smaller project. Just so I can get a feel for her instructions. You did an awesome job!

Kristi said...

It looks great! I'm planning to try the Farmhouse Bed, but I think I'll try this first since it's a smaller project. Just so I can get a feel for her instructions. You did an awesome job!

Kami @ Sweet Charli... said...

Look at you go!~ I probably could have found this same table for way too much money at a furniture store! It looks fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing it with us! Come back sometime!

mbkatc230 said...

Great, just what I need, another project :) This came out beautifully Lori, you should be proud. I've been looking for a sofa table too, and the ones that will work are way too expensive. Our sofa back is high, and we could customize this to work. Thanks for sharing the link! Kathy

Chris said...

Congratulations, it turned out great!

The Southern Door said...

This table is to die for! I love everything you create and post. Thanks for stopping by and letting me know that Big Lots carries drop cloths! I did not know that. Have a great weekend.
Melissa

Wishes and Whimsy said...

I love your table! It's the one I have been planning to build, but since I have never built anything before I decided to start on one of the simpler plans for a console table she has at Knock Off Wood. I have the table partially done, just have to sand and paint. Your post has encouraged me to finish it since yours turned out so great!! Thanks for posting!

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

I am very impressed! It is beautiful!

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

love your table, your candlesticks and everything else!
great job! I'm sure you are very happy and smile everytime you pass by it!
gail

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Great job!I love the jumping for joy pics! :)

Lori said...

Of course you could do it. It's all in the name... LORI. From one Lori to another, you did a great job! I love multi functional tables that can go anywhere.

Stephanie Lynn said...

This is amazing! Great job and so inspiring!! Love the finish - looks fabulous!

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Lori
I am AMAZED. Your table looks fantastic. You did great and you made it look seo easy. Can't wait to see what you make next!
Thanks for your recent comment. We are approx 1000 miles from the volcano but the ash is drifting over most of Europe high up in the atomosphere and it's dangerous to the aeroplanes.
Lindsay
x

Maridith @ Strictly Homemade said...

Girl that is amazing!! I would NEVER. EVER. Venture to do something like that myself. You are awesome. I would be jumping for joy myself. I am SO IMPRESSED! It looks beautiful and you did a fabulous job.

Love you jumping for joy!!

polwig.com said...

That is so awesome... now you can sell that in any garage sale for at least 70$.... no wonder you are jumping for joy... it looks beautiful at your house too.

polwig.com

Millie said...

Just perfect!

Sandy said...

You should jump for joy... such a wonderful job!
I can make from old.. but everything I try to make from scratch seems to wabble or be out of line... you did good!!

Sandy
http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/

Jennie said...

Wonderful!!! I have this exact (well, almost exact, my hubby added another element because of a little mess-up) table sitting in my sunroom waiting for me to paint it! Kudos to you for making it with your own two hands! (I begged hubby to build it, I was too intimidated!)

The DIY Show Off said...

Holy cow, Lori! It's awesome! You did a fantastic job! Thanks so much for sharing your talent in the DIY Project Parade!

~Roeshel

The Girl Creative said...

You are amazing Lori!! Wow!! I absolutely LOVE it!!! :)

Michelle said...

Beautiful! Now I want to do this!!!

Condo Blues said...

Fabulous! I wouldn't put a runner on it - ever. Show off your work girl! Aren't power tools fun?

Kaysi said...

That looks awesome!!! I can't believe that you made it, it looks like you picked it up at the store. Good job!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Lori...

My friend, I just read the sweet note that you left for me on my Springtime tablescape and came right over! I was just elated to see your name....it really has been too long since we've visited! Blogland certainly has grown since we started blogging...huh? I find it difficult to get around to everyone these days...it makes me sad! But...anyway...just wanted to thank you for coming by and for your sweet compliments on my tablescape!!! You were asking about my grandson Seth. Right now he is doing fine. The Dr. has a portible EKG on him..monitoring him 24/7...in a couple of weeks we will find out what kind of treatment that the Dr. suggests since the surgery was unsuccessful! I sure appreciate you asking about him!!!

Now...let's talk about this fabulous console table that you made! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! It's gorgeous, Lori!!! I am sooo very impressed, Girlfriend...you have become a carpenter! The table looks fabulous in your hallway! I love how that big chunky mirror looks with it too! Soooo very pretty, Girlfriend! And...I love all of your accessories! BRAVO, Lori!!! I love it!!!

Love ya, Sweetie...
Chari @Happy To Design

Cara said...

LOVE it!!! Great job!!!

Cara

Liz said...

Awesome! Your a carpenter! :)

~Liz

honeysuckle said...

This is so very ingenious! Great job and so thrifty too.

Gay Vaughan said...

Thank you for bringing your hodgepodge to the party! Will be drawing the winners soon!
~Gay~
itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

Atticmag said...

I think you made an amazing table that's perfect for its spot. Not easy by any means. Jane F.

Lisa said...

WOW!! Had you not showed actual pictures of making this table, I wouldn't have believed it. That is amazing! Great job.
Lisa

Bobbie said...

That looks really great! I can't wait til I own a house that I can make things for it from Ana blog
I have a link party on saturdays that I would love for you to join
www.iamonly1woman.blogspot.com

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

Oh I love her blog. I have a huge list of things I want to make. Your table is awesome! It really turned out so great and way cheap too. I love it!! Thanks for sharing at 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' at Fun to Craft.

Julie said...

Wow! I'm so impressed! I'm visiting from Life in the Pitts Creative Therapy Session! Really fabulous job!

Jill from Women Who Do It All said...

Wow, I'm seriously impressed! I'm definetly going to feature this when I find the time to do my "favorites post" so watch for it and grab a featured button (if you want to of course :)) Thanks for joining the party and it looks gorgeous!!!
-Jill

Scrappy Gifts said...

Amazing! So beautiful with all the details and accents on it. LOL on your jumping for joy picture.

Kristi Flanagan said...

I'm so amazed! Love it! Thanks for planting your creative seeds at Plant a Punkin Seed Party! Hope to see you again on Friday!

Kristi
Punkin Seed Productions

{All Thingz Related} said...

CONGRATS! It look GREAT and the color is PERFECT!
~Bridgette

Lanie Ree said...

BEAUTIFUL. You did such an awesome job! And thank goodness for electric sanders. Can you imagine...?

Thank you for linking this to A Little Craft Therapy, with Life in the Pitts.

The Prudent Homemaker said...

Amazing!

The Prudent Homemaker said...

Amazing!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

You should be jumping - you did a FAB job!

The Girl Creative said...

Your project has been featured. :) Check it out!!!

http://thegirlcreative.blogspot.com/2010/04/shes-got-talent-sunday-shout-out.html

xoxo
Diana

Holly said...

I just came over to your blog from TGC and I am super impressed with your skills! The table looks amazing. I am happy to be your latest foller:)

Becca said...

Wow! Nicely done! I'm going to be a new follower.

I'd love it if you'd post this at my linky party on Friday. I'm a fairly new blogger and just started hosting Home and Family Friday.
http://becca-homeiswheremystorybegins.blogspot.com/

Becca

Miss Mustard Seed said...

You should be so proud! That table turned out great. Good for you and thanks for sharing it with us.

Cindy said...

I love the pointer sisters.... and you should be excited.... Awesome job making it and displaying it.. It looks great!

Patti said...

I'm so impressed - nicely done

Stop over for a chance to win a Lantern from CSN

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Another impressive project! I know that you are such and inspiration to other women in the blogosphere that they, too, can take on projects like these without fear! You are truely a Modern Craftswoman! Rory

Love the Decor! said...

Very very impressive!!
It's beautiful!

Patti said...

That is the exact type of table I need for my front hall! Great job!

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

Lori- I love this project and wanted to feature it the same week you linked up, but I knew it would be a great tutorial for CrazyDomestic, so I hung onto it and am featuring it this Friday! Come check out yourself in the spotlight!

Paula said...

It looks awesome!!! I love Ana and KOW!!! I've got three projects under my (tool) belt so far!

kristin said...

Love love love this!! Also what is the paint color name for the wall?? Its gorgeous!

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